About the security content of Xcode Tools 2.4.1

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This document describes the security content of Xcode Tools 2.4.1, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Xcode Tools 2.4.1

  • GDB

    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-4146

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4 and later

    Impact: Opening a maliciously-crafted DWARF binary with GDB may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: GDB, the GNU Debugger, is susceptible to multiple vulnerabilities that may lead to arbitrary code execution when loading maliciously-crafted DWARF binaries. This update addresses the issues by performing additional validation while handling DWARF binaries. Credit to Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016